As I sat on the coach stuffed with amazing food, gratitude and love. I started to fade into the inevitable Turkey coma…
Ever feel that way?
I then thought…that seems to be how a lot of people feel about their finances. Just fading in and out of each day. Get up, go to work come home, get ready for next day…repeat. They are not managing their money with diligence to grow much less building wealth. Just sorta almost flatlining their way through life until one day…
• I’m at the age of retirement and I have no money
• I’m wanting to travel and see the world but I have no money or I’m stuck in this J.O.B.
• I can believe how time fly’s, I wish I knew then what I know now.
For example, I have a client that has this coat that he just loved and wanted to wear it all the time. It wasn’t the best winter coat but he loved the coat and wanted to wear it even though he was cold most of the winter. His friend said, “let’s go to the store and get a new jacket that’s warm”. He says, “no I like this one so I’ll just wear it instead”.
One day he got it back from the cleaners and it was ruined, it was no good anymore, so he had to buy a new jacket. He friend is excited to finally take him to the store to get a new one. He couldn’t believe how warm he was with his new jacket, but most importantly he couldn’t believe how complacent he had gotten about his discomfort in his old jacket.
It’s amazing how we stay in our “comfort zone” even though we’re uncomfortable (not living the life we desire), we like it because it’s familiar we don’t want to change but we do it because it’s easy to do and it it’s easy not to do.
What are you being complacent about? When will you step out of your comfort zone and make a difference in your life and those you love?
Back in 2013 my resolution was to be comfortable with being uncomfortable and it has been an amazing ride ever since.
I invite you to get uncomfortable, step out side of the circle and follow your dreams.
Jo Anna Wright